Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - February 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-02-28 Encouraging results in wet age-related macular degeneration study 0 None
2005-02-28 Mammography comfort aid yields better detection 0 None
2005-02-28 Unique study of the use of deep brain stimulation 0 None
2005-02-28 Massage on a par with consumer use of chiropractic and physical therapy services 0 None
2005-02-28 Electrical deep brain stimulation can dramatically alleviate depression 0 None
2005-02-28 Intravenous vitamin D appears to significantly improve the survival of patients on dialysis 0 None
2005-02-28 Study finds single-set training actually decreases strength in trained postmenopausal women 0 None
2005-02-28 Study first to document increase risk of herpes infection due to oral sex, particularly in young women 0 None
2005-02-28 First study to show cost-effectiveness of pre-diabetes intervention 0 None
2005-02-28 New study following 12,574 individuals over the course of three years of HAART 0 None
2005-02-28 Forgoing of end of life treatment varies across Europe 0 None
2005-02-28 People with osteoporosis should be screened for celiac disease 0 None
2005-02-28 Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can affect men's thinking 0 None
2005-02-28 San Francisco top city for health 0 None
2005-02-28 Food costs, convenience predict obese women’s fat intake 0 None
2005-02-28 Youth with HIV take more risks after new meds introduced 0 None
2005-02-28 College administrators, students differ on what hazing is 0 None
2005-02-27 Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity 0 None
2005-02-27 Cigarette smokers have an increased risk of experiencing rotator cuff tears 0 None
2005-02-27 Methylphenidate linked to chromosomal changes 0 None
2005-02-27 Ankle sprains may predispose a patient to osteoarthritis 0 None
2005-02-27 Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately 0 None
2005-02-27 A pilot study gathers baseline information on subway workers’ exposure to airborne metals 0 None
2005-02-27 Importance of Fbw7 as an emerging tumor suppressor 0 None
2005-02-24 Trial results on the use of recombinant activated factor VII in acute intracerebral haemorrhage 0 None
2005-02-24 Sexual banter in the workplace is OK, sex might be an issue though! 0 5
2005-02-24 Counseling smokers to quit reduced their chances of dying 0 None
2005-02-24 Herpesviruses are everywhere! 0 None
2005-02-23 Pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause chromosomal abnormalities in fetal tissues 0 None
2005-02-23 Biggest-ever study of constipation in the world 0 None
2005-02-23 Breast and dairy milk found to contain primary ingredient in solid rocket fuel 0 None
2005-02-22 Exercise therapy can improve muscle strength in people with multiple sclerosis 0 2.5
2005-02-22 Health insurance that pays the full cost of smoking-cessation treatments can increase quit rates 0 None
2005-02-22 Association noted between certain non-lver cancers and hepatitis C 0 None
2005-02-22 Short-term use of selective COX-2 inhibitors may be safe for patients with cirrhosis of the liver 0 None
2005-02-22 People drink less alcohol as they age 0 None
2005-02-22 Don’t believe everything you read on diets 0 None
2005-02-22 First study to explore the use of biofeedback as a complementary treatment to asthma medication 0 None
2005-02-22 People who live with migraine headaches show a riskier profile for cardiovascular disease 0 None
2005-02-22 Differing forms of taste genes mean that we all live in our own unique taste world 0 None
2005-02-22 Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, conformation-dependent immunoassay 0 None
2005-02-21 Cell phones useful and feasible for visualizing leg wounds 0 None
2005-02-21 Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers 0 None
2005-02-21 Antimicrobials improperly used about 50% of the time 0 None
2005-02-21 Bipolar disorder a common feature in urban primary care practice 0 None
2005-02-21 New compound, AMN107, 20 times more potent than Gleevec for chronic myelogenous leukemia treatment 0 None
2005-02-21 Female sex hormones have a profound effect on susceptibility to the herpes simplex virus 1 None
2005-02-20 Green tea protects livers 0 None
2005-02-20 Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients 0 None
2005-02-20 Prozac, Xenical and Meridia may help type 2 diabetes patients lose weight 0 None
2005-02-20 Naltrexone helps alcoholics moderate their drinking 0 None
2005-02-20 Vaccine that boosts the immune response could improve the effect of conventional treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia 0 None
2005-02-20 Boys who were taller between birth and 1 year earned more than their shorter peers later in life 0 None
2005-02-20 Folic acid recommendations have had little impact on incidence of neural tube defects 0 None
2005-02-20 Antidepressant drugs may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour 0 None
2005-02-17 Studies reveal methods viruses use to sidestep immune system 0 None
2005-02-17 Study aims to help heart patients adapt to implanted defibrillators 0 None
2005-02-17 Deaths from mesothelioma will peak within ten years in the UK 0 None
2005-02-17 Nonsurgical microspheres an option for liver cancer patients 0 None
2005-02-17 Olmesartan improves blood supply to kidneys 0 None
2005-02-17 Link between muscle movement and breathing rhythms may shed new light on SIDS and sleep apnea 0 None
2005-02-16 Separating chromosomes improves genetic test results 0 None
2005-02-16 Blood tests improve within two weeks of quitting smoking 0 None
2005-02-16 Heart repair linked to migraine relief 0 None
2005-02-16 IVF process may lack natural growth factors in fluid 0 None
2005-02-16 Antigens produced by the Epstein Barr virus may provide an ideal target for cancer therapy 0 None
2005-02-16 Early epidurals do not increase risk of Cesarean delivery 0 None
2005-02-15 Coffee consumption may be associated with a decreased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma 0 None
2005-02-15 Exposure of expectant mothers to urban air pollution may alter the structure of babies' chromosomes while in the womb 0 None
2005-02-15 Vioxx doubles risk of heart attacks and strokes 0 None
2005-02-15 Green tea extract has potential as an anti-cancer agent 0 None
2005-02-14 Study recommends the provision of ear plugs, education at rock concert entrances 0 None
2005-02-14 Calcium added to many soy beverages settles to the bottom of the container 0 None
2005-02-14 New compound AMN107 may help treat some imatinib resistant cancer cases 0 None
2005-02-14 Medical expenditures for morbidly obese adults far outweighs that for normal-weight adults 0 None
2005-02-14 Paradox suggests reasons why COX-2 inhibitors hurt and help 0 None
2005-02-14 Potential cause of rapid kidney stone formation in astronauts on space travels 0 None
2005-02-13 Two-step approach to transform HIV into a cancer-seeking machine 0 None
2005-02-13 What influences your choice of valentine? 0 None
2005-02-10 Prescription of antibiotics in primary care in Europe vary greatly 0 None
2005-02-10 People with severe illnesses and disabilities don't wallow in misery and self-pity 0 None
2005-02-10 Markers for premature birth risk at the molecular level 0 None
2005-02-10 Expanded HIV screening can increase patient life span 0 None
2005-02-09 Keeping a gun locked and unloaded lowers the risk of unintentional injuries 0 None
2005-02-09 Patients with cancer have a 7-fold increased risk for blood clots in the legs or lungs 0 None
2005-02-09 Ximelagatran effective for preventing blood clots and stroke 0 None
2005-02-08 Traditional Indian medicine, herb Salacia oblonga may help treat diabetes 0 None
2005-02-08 Fruit juices do play role in healthy diet 0 None
2005-02-08 Many alcohol dependent HIV patients need assistance adhering to medications 0 None
2005-02-08 Green tea boosts exercise endurance 0 None
2005-02-07 Asthma or allergies in an expectant mother may increase the likelihood that her child will exhibit symptoms of autism 0 None
2005-02-07 Racial differences may play a significant role in determining a patient's response to asthma medications 0 None
2005-02-07 Finding points towards the possibility of retrovirus involvement in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) 0 None
2005-02-07 Findings could lead to new asthma treatment based on individual genetic profiles 0 None
2005-02-07 Over-the-counter DHEA hormonal therapy may be an effective treatment for depression 0 None
2005-02-07 Clues to autism's neural basis 0 None
2005-02-07 People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis 0 None
2005-02-07 Marijuana changes blood flow in the brain 0 None
2005-02-07 Sexual behaviour study of Nepalese trekking guides 0 None
2005-02-07 Special imaging study shows failing hearts are energy starved 0 None
2005-02-07 People with autism may perform unusually well on some tests of visual processing 0 None
2005-02-07 Turning point in the history of preterm labor diagnosis 0 None
2005-02-07 Parent methamphetamine abuse and child welfare in the rural midwest 0 None
2005-02-07 Study compares at home weight-loss and exercise programs to center work out regimes for women 0 None
2005-02-07 Short girls with underlying disease are not being diagnosed 0 None
2005-02-07 Study supports giving dehydrated children fluids by mouth, oral rehydration therapy 0 None
2005-02-03 Sunlight reduces the chances of developing tumours in the lymphatic glands 0 None
2005-02-03 Third of cancer patients in Europe make use of complementary and alternative medicine 0 None
2005-02-03 American suicide rates have dropped steadily since the introduction of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs 0 None
2005-02-03 Acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy 0 None
2005-02-03 Gene therapy for heart patients with chest pains who do not benefit from other treatments 0 None
2005-02-03 Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program 0 None
2005-02-03 MRI is both safe and accurate for diagnosing pregnant women with acute pain in the abdomen and pelvis 0 None
2005-02-03 Furan, a potentially dangerous chemical has been found in processed foods 0 None
2005-02-03 New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours 0 None
2005-02-03 People with rheumatoid arthritis have more silent, unrecognized heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths 0 None
2005-02-03 Suffering from fatigue, abdominal discomfort or bloody diarrhea? Your doctor might not recommend an uncomfortable endoscopy 0 None
2005-02-01 Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients 0 None


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